NETWORK Stands with Refugees

Nov 23, 2015 | By Meg Olson

NETWORK weeps with all who are suffering from violence all over the world. The principles of Catholic Social Teaching teach us to live in solidarity with our neighbors, with empathy for all who are suffering regardless of religion, race, or nationality. Together with the global community, we mourn the attacks in Paris. We pray for the lives that were lost and pray for healing for the injured as well as the families and friends of victims.

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Blog: Stand Up to the Bullies on Gun Control

Oct 14, 2015 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Last week, soon after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, 20 senators spoke out for commonsense measures to #StopGunViolence. The gun violence crisis is real, and each of us must call for quick action.

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Blog: Senate Introduces Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill

Oct 12, 2015 | By Joan Neal, NETWORK Strategic Advisor

They said it couldn’t be done. Six months ago, if you had asked people who follow federal criminal justice reform if there would be a bill on this issue coming out of the 114thCongress, you would have gotten a big laugh. Even Hill staffers would have had a one word answer “No.”  

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Blog: Today, 9/11

Sep 11, 2015 | By Bethan Johnson, Grassroots Mobilization Associate

Two weeks ago as I boarded the Metro to work, I read that Marcy Borders had died of cancer at the age of 42. Her name likely is not particularly familiar to most Americans, since the media has called her ‘The Dust Lady’ for the last 14 years. The photograph of her as she evacuated the North Tower—her fancy dress and shoes coated in white dust, the hint of her pearl necklace still visible, and the overwhelming look of confusion and fear on her face—has been used in artistic efforts tocapture the national mood in the wake of the attacks.

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Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reform

As part of our work to promote peace domestically, NETWORK advocates for criminal justice reforms and policies that prevent and reduce gun violence.

Press Release: NETWORK Commends Administration for Achieving Iran Deal

FOR RELEASE: July 14, 2015                                                                     

Blog: Laudato Si’ -- A NETWORK Associate’s Perspective

Jun 19, 2015 | By Nicholas Moffa

When I was a kid, my family always took what I initially considered to be the strangest vacations. While my friends flew off to Disney World, I flew off to…Wyoming. And Alaska, Arizona, and California. While my friends enjoyed amusement park rides, I quickly grew to love hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and kayaking.

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Press Release: NETWORK Responds to the Horrifying Murders of Nine People Praying in the South Carolina Church

FOR RELEASE: June 19, 2013
CONTACT:  Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224,

Our nation continues to be shackled by the scourges of racism and an unholy love of guns. And when combined, as they were in Charleston, they become an intensely dark stain on all of our souls.”

Press Release: NETWORK Celebrates Pope Francis’s Encyclical

FOR RELEASE: June 18, 2015
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224,

InterConnection Issue Updates-- June 2015

Tax Justice: Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit

Many have believed it possible for the new Republican leadership in Congress and President Obama to reach some consensus on tax reform. Since Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) became chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in January, he has tried with Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and the president to outline possible reform packages.